Did Ohio State running back Trey Sermon just become an internet meme? Looks like it

Joe Harrington
The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State running back Trey Sermon appeared to score a long touchdown in the third quarter against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl on Friday. 

Sermon broke loose for a long touchdown play on a catch on third down. Officials ruled it a score and Ohio State took a 41-21 lead. 

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But did he score?

No. He did not. The Oklahoma graduate transfer's elbow was ruled down.

The play did result in a first down for Ohio State and was a key play in the Buckeyes' eventual scoring drive that led the Buckeyes to a 42-21 lead in the third quarter. And the drive even ended in a big play as Chris Olave hauled in a 56-yard touchdown.  

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But during the review of Sermon's run, ESPN cameras caught the running back smirking as if he knew he was down. 

The internet did the rest and now Sermon, who broke Eddie George's 25-year single-game rushing record against Northwestern, may forever be a meme.

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